Remember how the library used to look? I thought I'd make the feature image the original photo I took. It so does not look like this now. The sports trophies from 30 years ago are going some place else. There are new shelves salvaged from a closed school in the county. In one month, students …
When I first decided to go and do a second photo shoot ever with Marilee Caruso I wasn't sure whether or not I was to be the Creature or the sexy/silly/scared kitschy model on the banks of the lagoon at night. Like most plus sized women my confidence fluctuates and there's always a bit of …
The plan had been grandma
in the hospital
tipsy at that intersection
of prescription and habit
I drove down
in case it was the end
she’s 96. It’s always in case of the end.
I drove down to give a few lectures
the first book ever had come out
I could say author instead of writer
I could say alive instead of dead.
I scheduled a new tattoo. A new goddess.
A friend designed. Celebrate the book.
Celebrate not giving up.
The only day I could schedule it
was the same day as leaving.
My sister was already in the car
Caged and wild and waiting to break.
She’d have time to grab food and take a walk.
She lit a joint on the street in front of a woman pushing a stroller.
I gave her money for food.
I went inside.
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So way back in May I wrote about my trip to Carmel Valley---which was amazing for so many reasons. Good food. Good scenery. Much needed relaxation....but the day before that trip to Carmel Valley I was in Carmel-by-the-Sea --which immediately makes me feel like I was in some sort of fairy tale because BY THE SEA. The …